We even washed our van and I washed one half of the motor home. Gotta get out and cut the grass now. ........... ........ So now it is late and the grass is cut, trimmed and blown clean.
I needed to talk to the neighbor, Bonnie and Clyde I mean Bonnie and Mike. We are in an area that not too many people including the city paid any attention to survey lines when the laid out the road in. I happens that Bonnie and Mike own part of our driveway. I needed their permission to pave on it. The city mislaid the road in. If I go by the lines I will be at the other neighbors porch. I would rather not pave up to his porch. Jim Arp bought the old house and I did not want any problems. He did not get a survey. He just took the sellers word for it. FOLKS DON’T EVER DO THAT. Always get a survey, you need to know exactly where the lines are according to your deed. Jim pointed out where they said they were and the points they gave are not even close. I told him I did not want any trouble, I was happy with my drive the way it is, but if he has any concerns he should get a surveyor. He said if I was happy he was.
Anyway I figured Bonnie and Mike would not care. They are dear firends. I also built their house, and the two beside them. I knew where the lines were. Bonnie teaches school and is happy about Sticky and Rags. She has read them both and I gave her some to take to her mother. She is so excited they have authorized a Bible history class in Public School as an elective. And she is to teach it. She is a wonderful Bible teacher. I did a couple programs for her years ago when she had a day care.
One surveying story. I bought a nice piece of property in Mt. Holly. I called Preston Taylor to survey it. He came to me and said, ‘Jack you have bought that lady’s drive way over there. She did not know where the lines were and had a drive put in. It would be nice if you would give it to her. I said can I afford it for side sets for my house. He said there was plenty of room. I said tell her if she pays you for surveying it and the attorney for transferring it I will do it.’ It was 12’ x120. Nice drive.
That night I received a call from the old lady’s son. He didn’t think that was enough, I should give her 14 or 16 feet. I said Mr., Her drive is presently nine feet wide, I am giving her three more feet. Take it or leave it. They took it.
My son works for me and he had to go to our construction site to check on the sheet rock hangers. He parked in her drive for a few minutes. (She does not drive and does not have a car) She came out and asked him to move his truck off her drive way.)
He said, " daddy I know it was mean,' but I told her, “ YOU are the most ungrateful old lady I have ever seen, my daddy gave you this drive way, he could have kept it, but I won’t park here any more.”
People are funny.
PS: *** A friend told me, my husband and I divorced over religious differences.
He thought he was God and I didn't.